Comparison of EVLA With Alternative Varicose Vein Therapy

Laser treatment of varicose veins with the EVLA procedure shows clear patient benefits over surgery and other alternative treatments, including a success rate of up to 98 percent with minimal scarring and no hospitalization, a low risk of complications and a quick recovery, with strong patient satisfaction.

Ligation and vein stripping is the traditional surgical treatment for varicose veins, but it can be quite painful and requires a long recovery period.   In addition, with stripping, the risk of varicose vein recurrence is high, around 40%.  

Radiofrequency vein ablation ClosureFast is useful for treating venous hypertension and a recent three year study proved it is as effective in closing veins as laser (EVLA).

Insurance covers ClosureFast and laser differently so your physician will select which technique to use to optimize your insurance reimbursement.

Ligation and stripping are performed in the hospital under general anesthesia and except in rare cases, most venous insufficiency is now treated with laser or VNUS.